MCH Library at Georgetown University – Oral Health for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women Knowledge Path
Online Resource guide
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center in collaboration with the MCH Library at Georgetown University released a new edition of the knowledge path about oral health for infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. This electronic guide points to resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to and the quality of oral health care. The knowledge path can be used by health professionals, program administrators, educators, and policymakers to learn more about oral health, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. Separate sections present resources for families, schools, and child care and Head Start programs as well as resources about dental caries, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, pregnancy, and special health care needs. Knowledge paths on other topics are available.
Fact Sheet & Webinar Archive
National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) has released a new fact sheet and a webinar archive on the topic of school-based bullying prevention highlighting the Highmark Foundation’s Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) in Pennsylvania schools. The webinar, “Creating Safer Schools & Healthier Children: A Model Bullying Prevention Program,” explored how Highmark Foundation spearheaded the creation of a coalition of experts to implement OBPP in the largest statewide bullying prevention initiative in the country. The webinar also covers the outcomes of this promising practice. The fact sheet, “Preventing Bullying in Schools through Partnerships,” offers a concise perspective on the critical elements of the initiative and the dynamics of ensuring a successful partnership to combat school bullying.
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: Webinars
CAAI – Improving Family Involvement for Children & Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders through the Combating Autism Act Initiative
May 14, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
This webinar is the second of the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) webinar series, Research to Practice, and will highlight strategies to improve family involvement through the CAAI, specifically through training, research and systems development. The CAAI webinar series is designed to showcase successes of CAAI grantees, connect attendees to CAAI grantees, and highlight CAAI activities. Speakers and moderators for this program are Fran Goldfarb, MA, MCHES, the Family Support Director at the University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the parent of a young adult on the autism spectrum; Amy Hess, BA, MA Certificate, the Autism Treatment Network Site Coordinator at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a parent of a child with autism; and Timothy Markle, CYSHCN Outreach Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
May 15, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
MCH Learning presents a live presentation on the outcomes of interdisciplinary training in the MCH arena. Presentations will be made by Lewis Margolis, MD, an Associate Professor of MCH at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Angela Rosenberg, Dr. P.H., an Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill.
May 16, 2012
3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT
This webcast will provide attendees with an orientation to social media and e-learning technologies. Participants will learn how to leverage social media networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in MCH programs. Additionally, case studies which successfully demonstrate the influence of social media will be presented and discussed. Presentations will be made by John Richards, MA, AITP, a Research Instructor for the Health Information Group and MCH Library at Georgetown University and Tomeeka Farrington, founder of the Social Media U Program and Principal at Spotlight Communications.
May 22, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
During this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Dan Coury will announce and review the 7 newly funded non-research projects in the Autism Treatment Network/Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (ATN/AIR-P) Network. Awards include a guideline regarding transition from pediatric to adult care, testing of the constipation guideline, a quality improvement project to assess fiber intake, a constipation tool kit, a PICA tool kit, a video guide to movement disorders, and a video regarding vision exams.
The educational objectives for the May webinar are as follows:
- Assess applicability of new projects to improve clinical care for families affected by autism in your practice.
- Determine important components in proposals to successfully obtain grant funding.
- Prepare an action plan to overcome challenges in sharing information in a multi-site research network, such as ATN, in order to improve patient care.
Alabama Department of Public Health – Why Won’t You Go to Sleep? Pediatric Insomnia and Its Impact on Families
May 24, 2012
12:00pm – 2:00pm CDT
Pediatric insomnia, though rare, does occur and can often signal a more serious, underlying health concern. Program faculty will outline various symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of pediatric insomnia. Faculty will also explore behavioral interventions including the book, “Happiest Baby on the Block,” stimulus controls, and sleep restrictions. Pediatric insomnia studies will be reviewed and the impact of pediatric insomnia on the family unit will be discussed.
May 24, 2012
3:00pm – 4:30pm EDT
This webcast is appropriate for EMSC grant managers, EMSC family members, all levels of health care providers including physicians, nurses, prehospital professionals, injury prevention specialists and others interested in reducing the incidence and severity motor vehicle and ATV trauma. Presentations will be made by Mary Aitken, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine and Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, the Medical Director, Director of Pediatric Trauma, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
June 5, 2012
1:30pm – 4:00pm EDT
The 18th National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health) is presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in association with the UNC American Indian Center and Norfolk State University Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, a partner in the Commonwealth Public Health Training Center. This year’s topic, “Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice,” features the following:
- Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Division of Epidemiologic and Analytic Methods for Population Health(p), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D., M.S., Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Co-Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
- Aida L. Giachello, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Moderator Cedric M. Bright, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director, Office of Special Programs and Assistant Dean for Admissions, UNC School of Medicine and 112th President, National Medical Association
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: Conferences
Indiana University School of Medicine – 10th Annual Conference on Health, Disability, and the Law: Obesity Bias and Bullying
May 21, 2012
This conference will discuss the bias and bullying experienced by obese children as well as adults, policy and legal solutions to address weight discrimination, identify community factors that impact obesity, and share Indiana success stories in treating obesity.
June 25 – 27, 2012
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) is a multi-disciplinary organization focused on the epidemiology of pregnancy, infancy and childhood. Its objective is to foster pediatric and perinatal epidemiologic research, including the study of any factors that influence maternal health and the health and development of children, from their conception through their adolescence. This year’s event, the 25th anniversary of SPER, will feature methods workshops, clinician workshops, roundtable discussions and plenary sessions on a variety of topics related to MCH epidemiology, and a cocktail reception and gala. Topics include gynecological disorders, fertility and fecundity, gravid health, pregnancy outcomes, child development and behavior, exposome, and methods. The featured keynote speaker is Dr. Alan Guttmacher, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
July 11 – 13, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual 2012 the year's largest gathering of local health officials in the United States. NACCHO Annual 2012 will provide an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners from around the country to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions necessary for public health leaders to create and build upon a forward-looking vision of local public health through disease-prevention interventions and wellness promotion, elimination of health inequities among individuals and communities, and expanded leadership capacity within local health departments. This year’s session tracks include:
- Chronic Disease Prevention and Control – Funding Prevention vs. Treatment
- Policy, System, Environment, and Organizational Change
- Making the Case for Local Health Departments with Limited Resources
- Transforming and Supporting the Local Public Health Workforce
- Building a Disaster Resilient Community: Sustainable Approaches to Planning, Response, and Recovery for Public Health Emergencies
- Public Health Research
October 16 – 19, 2012
The Healthy Teen Network has announced the dates and location for its annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Power of Youth: Joining Forces to Achieve Positive Outcomes.” This event attracts hundreds of top professionals from across the nation, including health educators, nurses, clinicians, psychologists, social workers, teachers, school and program administrators, researchers, policy makers, and representatives from state and local governments who work to promote positive outcomes for youth and teens. The 2012 conference is organized into four tracks: policy/advocacy, programs, research/evaluation, and organizational capacity building. Within these tracks, workshops will be classified into many focus areas, including primary prevention of pregnancy, HIV, and STIs; working with pregnant and parenting teens; working with specific youth populations such as African American youth, American Indian youth, Asian and Pacific Islander youth, Latino youth, LGBTQ youth, rural youth, youth with special needs; and young men and fathers; creative approaches to working with youth including youth leadership and advocacy; and management and administrative topics such as leadership skills and organizational capacity. This year’s keynote speaker is Glynis Shea, the Communications Director for the Division of Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota.
May 18, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Statewide Family Network Program grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance State capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families by providing information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a serious emotional disturbance, and to create a mechanism for families to participate in State and local mental health services planning and policy development. The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances around the country. Today, nearly every State has active family organizations dedicated to promoting systems of care that are responsive to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Although significant progress has been made, further support will ensure self-sufficient, empowered networks that will effectively participate in State and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities related to improving community-based services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation's health. The estimated total program funding is $440,000 with seven expected awards.
Letter of intent: May 25, 2012
Application: June 8, 2012
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is very pleased to announce the initiation of a new small-grants research program, funded by the Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture, focused on the roles that the WIC program is playing and can play in improving nutrition in pre-conceptional and peri-conceptional periods. The potential impact on MCH is enormous, and UCLA is very pleased to be taking this leadership role. The grants will be for two years each, up to $72,000, and require a partnership of an academic/research organization and a state or local WIC program (either can be the primary applicant). These small grants will leverage long-term research partnerships and additional funding, as well as a collaborative research network of investigators. The first round of applications is due June 8, 2012 (letters of intent due May 25, 2012) and the second round will be approximately a year later.
May 30, 2012
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Teen Court Program grants (TCP). The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse treatment services and related recovery support services to youth with substance abuse and/or co-occurring treatment needs involved in a teen court program. SAMHSA is focusing on preventing crimes by diverting youth with substance abuse treatment needs, from deeper penetration into the traditional juvenile justice system. Expected outcomes for this program for the participating youth include reduced substance use; reduced criminal activity; improved health; better quality of life; and increased productivity. Teen courts are peer-run courts where youth sentence their peers for minor delinquent and status offenses and other problem behaviors. These programs provide positive alternative sanctions for first-time offenders by providing a peer-driven sentencing mechanism, which allows young people to take responsibility, to be held accountable, and to make restitution. Currently, teen courts do not provide substance abuse treatment, and most do not provide referrals to substance abuse treatment. This program is designed to divert youth with substance abuse treatment needs from entry into the traditional juvenile justice system by providing such treatment. Teen court programs are administered by a variety of agencies including juvenile courts, juvenile probation departments, law enforcement, private nonprofit organizations, and schools. The estimated total program funding is $2,000,000 with ten expected awards.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention
June 5, 2012
This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the United States. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. The estimated total program funding is $5,000,000.
Office of Public Health and Science – Announcement of Availability of FY 2012 Funds for Cooperative Agreements for Family Planning Research
June 11, 2012
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) encourages research grant applications from public or non-profit private organizations for research on selected topic areas for family planning service delivery improvement. The purpose is to support applied research which will promote improvements in the delivery of family planning services offered under Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Projects funded under this program will conduct research, which is intended to help family planning administrators to achieve the goals of the Title X program. These goals, briefly stated, are to provide family planning services in order to help families and individuals attain the number and spacing of children they desire. In addition, Title X providers often make available related preventive health services, which help preserve reproductive health. It is anticipated that other providers of family planning service s beyond Title X including officials of local, State and Federal government, as well as private organizations, will benefit from this research. Research cooperative agreements supported under this announcement are expected to be consistent with one or more of the following performance goals for the Title X Family Planning Program in the Department of Health and Human Services: 1) Improve health outcomes, 2) Increase utilization of preventive health care, particularly among vulnerable and special needs populations, or 3) Increase the proportion of pregnancies that are intended. The estimated award ceiling is $250,000.
June 15, 2012
The purpose of the program is to develop and implement programs designed to increase adolescent immunization rates through the efforts of healthcare providers. Projects should take direct aim at increasing rates of adolescent immunization. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of immunization related to adolescent immunization. The estimated total program funding is $1,575,000 with three expected awards.
For more information, contact the Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section at 770-488-2700 or PGOTIM@cdc.gov about opportunity CDC-RFA-IP12-1202.
June 15, 2012
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit applications for the MCH (MCH) Doctoral Training Program. This program meets the MCHB (MCHB) goals of training the MCH workforce, and especially to enhance the epidemiologic capacity for assessment, planning, and delivery of health services to the MCH population. The Office of Epidemiology and Research (OER) is continuing support of this training grant under the Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) grant. Grants to institutions of higher learning will support doctoral students who elect a relevant MCH applied epidemiologic analysis as the basis for their research and dissertation, utilizing program information and data from a state, county, or city department of health. Of particular interest is to improve the science of evaluating health care by refining, augmenting, collecting, and analyzing both traditional (disease and intervention) measures and measures of overall maternal and child well-being (measures of health-related quality of life). It is expected that each school will support one or two students during each budget period. The majority of the funds shall be provided to the student in the form of stipends and/or tuition support and no student may receive more than three years of funding through this program. Funds shall be awarded after the student has selected a relevant dissertation topic and received the approval of their research committee. Additionally, funds may be used to support attendance by the student at the Annual MCH Epidemiology Conference. It is strongly encouraged that students who receive support through this program attend the Annual MCH Epidemiology Conference annually in order to network with their peers from other educational institutions. It is anticipated that these awards will result in publications in national journals that address the analytical needs of the MCH state and local communities in their interventions to improve MCH. The estimated total program funding is $218,000 with eight expected awards.
June 15, 2012
The Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants Program (MBHETG) is authorized to support eligible institutions of higher education with accredited health professions training programs in social work and psychology to recruit students and provide education and clinical experience in mental and behavioral health. The program aims to increase the number of social workers and psychologists who pursue clinical work with high need and high demand populations. For this funding opportunity, high need and high demand refers to rural, vulnerable, and/or underserved populations, and veterans, military personnel and their families. The Funding for this announcement is provided through the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund (Section 4002 (42 U.S.C. 300 u-11)). The specific goal of the program is to strengthen the clinical field competencies of social workers and psychologists who pursue clinical service with high need and high demand populations. This program recognizes the high need and high demand experienced by military personnel and veterans, as well as the impact of war and deployment on their families. The estimated total program funding is $10,000,000 with 20 expected awards.
June 27, 2012
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites applications for this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to plan the development of effective interventions using community based participatory research (CBPR) approaches. Support will be provided to develop and strengthen partnerships between researchers and health disparity communities to plan and pilot interventions for a disease or condition to reduce health disparities. The estimated total program funding is $10,000,000. This is an R24 research-related research project.
July 16, 2012
This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Cancer Institute (NCI); the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program. This is an R21 exploratory/developmental grant.